Posts Tagged ‘ Drag City Records ’

White Fence: October 13, 2014 Baby’s All Right – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 20, 2014
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

When I think about CMJ week, White Fence always comes to mind. It was 2011 when they played our show — a frenetic set that was one of the best if not the actual best set ever in the many years we’ve presented CMJ parties. Three years later, White Fence has become exactly what we believed possible back then — a consistently excellent band that has produced a plethora of remarkably pure and faithful sixties and seventies styled psychedelia and garage rock in 3 to 4 minute bursts of goodness. The band now records for Drag City Records and their latest album is their first for this excellent label. For The Recently Found Innocent is also the first album recorded outside of Tim Presley’s home studio and he chose an excellent collaborator to help produce this album — the equally prolific Ty Segall. Found Innocent is a more conventional White Fence album, although it certainly does not deviate from the the band’s overall sound. Last Monday, White Fence was back in town and they will be on the East Coast through CMJ week. Their set at Baby’s All Right was a headline spot on an excellent three-band bill and it didn’t start until almost 1am on a school night, but the crowd for the most part stuck around. Tim has employed a couple of new players for this touring band, but the result was consistent with prior live White Fence experiences. The live show gives a different energy to the material and the songs take on altered arrangements from the recorded versions. The Baby’s set maintained a high energy for over an hour and while the setlist covered much of the new album, it was two older numbers where the band stretched out and jammed a bit. “Baxter’s Corner” has for years been the go-to for extended performance and this night it was again a burner, but also “And by Always” was a sprawling treat and we are streaming that number below.

This week White Fence will be playing at least four CMJ shows, including the Panache Booking CMJ “Hangover Brunch” at Baby’s All Right on Sunday where they will be playing an acoustic set. We will be there to record that special set.

This set was recorded by House FOH Devin, who provided a superb live mix of the multitrack. There are also cardioid microphones installed near the lighting rig about 15 feet in front of the stage. In post-production, I mixed the two sources and the results are quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “And by Always”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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White Fence
2014-10-13
Babys All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Soundboard + Audience Multitrack Recording

Multitrack Soundboard (engineered and recorded by Devin Foley) > Devin mix Wav files + Room mic wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, setfades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:03:32]
01 Chairs in the Dark
02 Fragility
03 Arrow Man
04 Wolf Gets Red Faced
05 Like That
06 Trouble Is Trouble Never Seen
07 [banter – fix a drum]
08 Baxter Corner
09 Actor
10 Hard Water
11 Makers Nest And Words Freeze
12 Anger Who Keeps You Under
13 Sandra
14 And by Always
15 Get That Heart
16 Pink Gorilla
17 Paranoid Bait

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT White Fence, visit the Facebook page, and purchase For The Recently Found Innocent from the Drag City Records website [HERE].

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Ty Segall: September 17, 2014 Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 22, 2014
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[photos by PSquared Photography – complete set at brooklynvegan]

I’m not sure there is a currently working musician who produces as consistently excellent music — live or on record — at does Ty Segall. His new album Manipulator is yet another Ty album that shines from start to finish and the tour in support has raged from city to city. Last week Ty Segall came to NYC for two shows at Webster Hall (alas no secret DBA show) and we were there for the first night on Wednesday. Ty’s fans always vociferously exhibit their love for his music and this night was no different. Five songs into the set the venue’s crew had to remove the metal photo pit barrier to avoid crushing people to death. After a quick break, the set continued in earnest and the new space permitted a neverending parade of stage divers and jumpers, including ultimately the artist himself. The setlist was similar to most recent tours in that the band played most of the new album (in this case 13 of 17 tracks) before the second half of the night was dedicated to the older material. But the crowd was with them all the way — old or new — for the full ninety minute set. We’re streaming one of our favorite tracks from the new album “Green Belly”. Ty Segall’s US tour is coming to a close in the next few days, but he’ll then spend six weeks touring through Europe.

I recorded this set from the soundboard perch in the front and center below the balcony with the Schoeps cards mixed with an excellent feed from house FOH Rafael. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Green Belly”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Ty Segall
2014-09-17
Webster Hall
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:20:11]
01 Manipulator
02 Its Over
03 The Connection Man
04 Tall Man Skinny Lady
05 Feel
06 [banter – barricade]
07 The Faker
08 The Singer
09 The Clock
10 Green Belly
11 [banter – carry me]
12 Don’t You Want to Know (Sue)
13 Susie Thumb
14 The Crawler
15 The Feels
16 You’re the Doctor
17 Slaughterhouse
18 [Sweater Song tease]
19 I Bought My Eyes
20 [band introductions]
21 Imaginary Person
22 Caesar
23 Wave Goodbye
24 [encore break]
25 Fire on the Mountain [Wand]
26 Thank God for Sinners
27 I Wear Black
28 Girlfriend

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Ty Segall, visit his website, and purchase Manipulator from the Drag City Records website [HERE].

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Purling Hiss: April 4, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 8, 2013
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[photo by PSquared Photography]

When we broke the news back in November that Purling Hiss had signed to Drag City Records and that their new album would be released in March, it was one of those well-deserved jumps in stature that we love to see for the bands that we’ve championed here on NYCTaper. Now that their new album Water On Mars has been released to universally positive reviews, its also good to see that the band are still the same humble guys we met for the first time several years ago. At 285 on Thursday, the merch table was moved to the DJ table where we record the shows, and so we were by default the band’s unofficial merch guy when they were on stage. But afterwards while breaking down my equipment, it was refreshing to see up close Mike Polizze’s natural and sincere interactions with the long line of fans waiting to buy the album. In these days when the quality of fan relationships are almost as crucial to a band’s success as the quality of the music, its good to know that Purling Hiss is ahead of the game in both respects. The band’s set was almost entirely Mars material played with ferocity and among the many highlights, we’re streaming “Don’t Even Try It”. Purling Hiss will continue to tour the midwest for the next couple of weeks before spending May in Europe. The tour dates are on their Drag City Records artist page.

I recorded this set with the wide diaphragm Neumann TLM 102 microphones mounted on the pole 10 feet from the stage and mixed with a vocal-heavy board feed. The sound quality is excellent, enjoy!

Stream “Don’t Even Try It:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Purling Hiss
2013-04-04
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM 102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-04-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 48:03]
01 Water on Mars
02 Lolita
03 Rat Race
04 Mercury Retrograde
05 Run From the City
06 [banter]
07 Mary Bumble Bee
08 Don’t Even Try It
09 The Harrowing Wind
10 Almost Washed My Hair
11 Face Down

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Purling Hiss, visit their Facebook page, and purchase Water on Mars from the Drag City Records site [HERE].

Ty Segall: February 1, 2013 Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 4, 2013
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Our last visit with Ty Segall was less than six months ago in the intimate DIY venue Death By Audio, when Ty played an unannounced “secret show” to a frenzied crowd of about 100 people. That show was one of our favorite ones of 2012 for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was that we were able to see this exciting and uber-talented performer from only a few feet away. Ty is perhaps the premiere current garage rock purveyor and his star continues to grow. On Friday, Ty Segall sold out Webster Hall. This was not a soft sell out — tickets prices were inflated five times over on various secondary markets for weeks before the show. After two outstanding opening sets by Ex-Cult and Mac DeMarco (coming soon), Ty took the stage in front of a completely manic crowd literally stuffed into every inch of the floor. It didn’t take long for space to clear however, as the moshing was frequent and intense and consisted of a majority of the floor dwellers. Our vantage point was quite different from DBA, as we occupied our usual Webster spot on the right side of the soundboard perch which gave us a full vantage point of the entire crazy floor. But while the crowd was certainly entertaining and a hoot to watch, the real action was on stage where Ty and his band ripped through an hour-long set. The setlist included five songs from his latest album the outstanding Twins and a good mix of old and new material going all the way back to his first official 7″ “Skin”. Ty Segall’s tour continues through the middle of February and moves through the midwest, dates here.

I recorded this show from the soundboard perch with the Sennheiser cards mixed with an excellent board feed and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “I Bought My Eyes”:

Stream “Standing at the Station”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Ty Segall
2013-02-01
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, downsample set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2013-02-02

Setlist:
[Total Time 56:06]
01 [introduction]
02 Thank God for Sinners
03 You’re the Doctor
04 I Bought My Eyes
05 Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart
06 Finger
07 Standing at the Station
08 Girlfriend
09 The Tongue
10 Handglams
11 The Hill
12 Skin
13 [banter – Judith]
14 Wave Goodbye
15 [banter – crowd]
16 Oh Mary
17 [banter – Chris Shaw intro]
18 Imaginary Person [Chris Shaw vocals]
19 [banter – ZZ Top]
20 My Sunshine
21 I Am With You
22 Inside Your Heart

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Ty Segall, visit his website, and purchase his latest album Twins from Drag City Records [HERE].

Purling Hiss: November 3, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 13, 2012
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[photos courtesy of PSquared Photography]

Its always an encouraging story when talent, hard work and persistence are rewarded. We have been big fans of Purling Hiss for a couple of years, and we have been convinced since we first saw them in early 2011 at Bowery Ballroom that Mike Polizze’s band was ultimately going to reach a large audience. Mike is an extraordinarily talented guitarist and the band’s ferocious performing style fits with the aggressive garage-punk songs. At Music Hall of Williamsburg last week, we learned before the show that Purling Hiss has signed to the excellent label Drag City Records. We expect a new album to appear in March. At Music Hall some of the newer songs were performed, and while the songcraft remains strong, there is definitely a more melodic tint to the material. Purling Hiss wasted no time in their thirty-five minute opening set and immediately got down to business, transitioning each song into the next. We’re streaming old favorite “Almost Washed My Hair” which was both the finale and the band’s chance to stretch out and shred.

Acidjack and I recorded this set with a combination of four room mics, his Schoeps hyper-cards and my Sennheiser cards and mixed with an excellent board feed. The sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Almost Washed My Hair”:

Download the Complete show in [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Purling Hiss
2012-11-03
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Six Channel Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s + Schoeps MK41 > KC5> CMC6 > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (mix 6 channels, level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-11-11

Setlist:
[Total Time 33:17]
01 Run From the City
02 Lolita
03 Voices
04 Don’t Even Try It
05 Rat Race
06 I Don’t Know
07 Mercury Retrograde Mary Bumblebee
08 Almost Washed My Hair

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Purling Hiss, visit their Facebook page, and purchase their official releases from from the Mexican Summer website [HERE], and their other releases from Woodsist Records [HERE]. Keep an eyes on the Drag City Records site for updates on their new album.

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